CSV excel file can be downloaded from your Student Management System. This file SMS upload will create all the assessment groups with tests defaulted to year level of the student, it also creates tokens for online testing, scripts for data entry classes and imports all the student details in our Assist site.

Please contact you SMS provider to assist you in downloading NZCER SMS file in a CSV excel file format.

For more information about SMS providers click here. (Please note: some of the information in the link will refer to NZCER Marking. NZCER Marking is our old site and we are in the process of updating our solutions page.)

Admins can upload a CSV excel file from their SMS into NZCER Assist. SMS upload has to be done every term for creating new tokens for online testing or scripts for data entry.

There are two main steps for completing the upload.

Uploading the file

Step 1: Click on Admin

Step 2: Click on SMS Upload tab - if the screen is not defaulted (top of the screen, under Admin)

Step 3: Drag and drop the CSV file, or click to select a file

Once the file is uploaded, Assist will validate the file, or advise if there are issues with the file.

Validating the file

Step 4: Click on the process button to start the SMS upload process


Step 5: Choose the classes and click next.

Step 6: Choose the subjects and click next.

Step 7: Create assessments and click next.

For defaulting all tests to Adaptive tests, click on the drop down box under the subject and choose Adaptive when creating assessments.

Step 8: Click on Upload SMS 

Your SMS upload will be completed. The SMS upload will create assessments, classes and student profiles.